Juneau Afternoon 3/14/12

By March 13, 2012A Juneau Afternoon
We’ll find out about Saturday’s 20th Annual Girl Scout Auction; we’ll celebrate National AmeriCorps Week; we’ll talk photography with Jayleen Beedle, Jay Beedle, and Mark Kelley in a preview of tonight’s Wildlife Wednesday program; Amanda Compton will be here to highlight tonight’s Mudrooms event; and we’ll learn about this week at Eaglecrest.

Recent headlines

  • A map of the favored proposed route to Katzehin. (Map courtesy Alaska DOT)

    Juneau Assembly votes 6-3 to support the road

    The Juneau Access Project envisions 50 more miles of road up Lynn Canal to a ferry terminal closer to the road system. It has divided the Juneau community for decades and faces significant opposition from other southeast cities including Haines and Skagway. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker pulled the plug on the $574 million project last month.
  • Vote postponed over Juneau’s controversial ‘camping ordinance’

    The Juneau Assembly heard more than 90 minutes of testimony from dozens of residents including merchants, social workers and homeless people themselves who all agreed on one thing: Juneau has a serious homeless problem. But speakers had radically different viewpoints.
  • Trump’s move on Keystone XL, Dakota Access outrages activists

    President Trump indicated that potential deals between the pipeline companies and the federal government would be renegotiated, with the goal of allowing construction to move forward.
  • Petersburg resident Jeff Meucci points to a lands map while Ed Wood looks on during a meeting on Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office timber sales. (Photo by Angela Denning/KFSK)

    Mental Health Trust backs off Southeast timber sales

    The Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office will not pursue timber sales at controversial sites in Petersburg and Ketchikan – at least for now.
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